Dairy Stream podcast: What Wisconsin election results mean for dairy in 2021

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The fall election in Wisconsin made headlines across the country because of the swing state’s pivotal role in deciding the presidential race. Although state legislative races got far less attention, the outcomes are important, too.

In a recent episode of the Dairy Stream podcast, John Holevoet, director of government affairs for the Dairy Business Association, broke down the results and what they could mean for agriculture in Wisconsin heading into 2021.

Dairy Stream host Mike Austin talked with Holevoet about key changes in the Assembly and Senate, DBA’s priorities heading into next year and advice for those in the dairy community to connect with lawmakers.

Michael Best and Friedrich sponsored this episode.

Listen here.

Podcast breakdown:

  •      1:02: DBA’s process to endorse a candidate
  •      4:35: DBA’s relationship with lawmakers
  •      6:02: Breaking down Senate and Assembly results
  •      14:43: Key takeaways from the election for dairy
  •      21:04: Opportunities and challenges heading into 2021
  •      25:04: What the Legislature might work on first
  •      26:09: Advice on connecting with lawmakers and getting involved in DBA’s government affairs

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About Dairy Stream:

Dairy Stream focuses on policy, sustainability, market trends, new technology, processor updates, business partner news and farmer involvement. The podcast is co-produced by the Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, sister organizations that fight for effective dairy policy in Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.

Dairy Stream is available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioPodBeanSpotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

About DBA:

The Dairy Business Association is Wisconsin’s leading dairy lobby group, championing smart and sensible regulations affecting the dairy community. The nonprofit organization is comprised of farmers, milk processors, vendors and other business partners who work collaboratively to ensure that dairy farms of all sizes have the support they need to keep America’s Dairyland strong. More information: www.dairyforward.com

About Edge:

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative provides dairy farmers throughout the Midwest with a powerful voice — the voice of milk — in Congress, with customers and within their communities. Edge, based in Green Bay, Wis., is one of the top cooperatives in the country based on milk volume. More information: www.voiceofmilk.com.